Club-Net History

Club-Net Inc. owns, manages and provides consulting services for tennis and fitness facilities. The business grew from a single location (the Libertyville Club) in 1986 to its present configuration of five clubs. At the time the Libertyville Club was close to bankruptcy and in dire need of repair. Within a few years the club was profitable and is now one of the top revenue producing clubs of its type in the country.

In 1998, Club-Net acquired two clubs just north of the Illinois Wisconsin border in Kenosha and Racine Wisconsin. Similar to Libertyville, the two clubs had significant deferred maintenance and were under performing financially. Both clubs have been remodeled and have experienced significant growth.

The Lincolnshire Club was club number four added in August of 2002. Although not as outdated as its sister clubs, The Lincolnshire Club still needed significant improvement both in terms of facility and programs. Within five years, Club-Net was able to triple revenues and return the club to profitability.

West Side Tennis and Swim, located in the Kenosha Athletic Center in Kenosha Wisconsin, is the most recent acquisition, joining the Club-Net family in August of 2007. Being so new to Club-Net, its history has yet to be written.

What We Do
The Club-Net business model takes existing often neglected facilities and adds a combination of programming, facility improvement, management and state of the art technology to grow revenue and maximize profitability. Tennis programming in general and junior tennis programming in particular are two of the company's greatest strengths.

CEO and founder Steve Wild has had a history of junior development dating back to 1977 and spent ten years on the Women's Professional Tour coaching daughter Linda Wild to 12 professional titles, and over 1.2M in prize money with wins over some of the biggest names in tennis including Martina Navratilova, Lindsey Davenport and Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario. Wild has parlayed his experience into three Club-Net junior tennis academies, with Mark Bey's Care Academy being the most well known.

In addition to tennis programming, Club-Net offers a variety of other consulting services including financial management, information technology, club operations and feasibility studies.